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Saturday, 12 April 2014

…even if there are monsters in it



Today I’m sharing a title page from an 8x8 album I am making that features Christian Count Drac from the awesome A Roberts’ Halloween collection at Simply B Stamps.


These images were released last year for Halloween and I actually started this album back then planning to have it done for Halloween 2013, let’s see if I can get it done for Halloween 2014 as I still have a couple of pages to go!  I coloured Christian up last August and am proud to say that this version looks a lot better, my pleats are more defined and overall I think the colouring is just better, you can check out the earlier version here.

To make up my page I followed the current sketch at Outlawz, the element in the middle was lovely and Gothicesque so perfectly suited to Count Drac.  I didn’t have an exact match for it but the Nestie I used was pretty close.

As this album is intended for a male I’ve kept the colours and embellies fairly sedate although not sure what I’m going to do when my stash of CTMH Haunted Assortment embellies runs out, loving them for Halloween projects!  And seeing there is a male image featured and the album is for a male I am entering this in the current Dragonfly Dreams’ challenge.

It’s also a bit dark, Count Drac is certainly a dark character and the way Abigail Larson has drawn Christian in the role isn’t at all cutesy but sombre and deliciously dark.  As such I am also entering this in Left of Center’s current challenge.

Ingredients:
Copics
Skin E30, E40, E50, N0
Lips R46, R59
Hair T6, T8, T10, 100
Cape BG93, BG96, G85, G99
Cravat BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29
Shirt C00, C1, C3, C5
Trousers & Shoes T6, T8, T10, 100
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Spellbinders Nestabilities ~ Labels Twenty-Eight
Spellbinders Shapeabilities ~ Bats
Embellishments
Close to my Heart ~ Haunted Assortment (retired)
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Forest Moss & Tea Dye
Papers
American Crafts Cardstock ~ Black
Ribbons & Trims etc
Green Tara Cobweb ~ Olive
Green Ribbon from stash
Stamps
Challenges


Thanks for stopping by!

8 comments:

Laurian said...

He is fabulous and you've coloured him so well, the first one was good too!
Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you will join us again soon!

Hugz

Laurian
Owner Dragonfly Dreams

pam hicks said...

this is fab colouring is excellent, and image and nestie all works really well, Thanks for joining us at Left of centre & good Luck, Pam DT xx

SAMARA said...

lovely shading! a really nicely layed out image and truly your coloring is stellar! that really stands out - along with your color choices. how great that you list all that for people. good luck and thanks for coming to LOC. Best, Samara DT LOC

Kay Mowat said...

Just gorgeous love these colors and the cloak is amazing !

pam hicks said...

totally amazing, love the image & colouring layout looks great too, thanks for joining us at Left of Centre Challenge Pam DT x

Lisa Howell said...

I want to color like you...this is stunning!

Elizabeth Hart said...

This is such a creative and cool card! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

maureenjscott said...

Fabulous title page Emily! I love the image and your colouring is awesome! Thanks for joining us at Left of Center Creative Challenges! Mo dt coordinator xxx